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‘Hacktivist’ gets prison in cyberattacks

NEW YORK — An unrepentant self-described “hacktivist” was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for illegally accessing computer systems of law enforcement agencies and government contractors. Before hearing his sentence, Jeremy Hammond told a Manhattan federal judge that his ...

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Addressing school-to-prison pipeline

Changes in school discipline procedures in the last 20 years have resulted in more students being referred to the criminal justice system, reducing their chances of success as an adult.

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Former Buffalo lawmaker gets prison for stealing

BUFFALO — A former Buffalo city council member has been sentenced to a year in jail for stealing $48,000 meant to help the district he represented. Brian Davis was sentenced Wednesday in federal court, where he said he was sorry ...

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Buffalo man sentenced on gun charge

Steven A. Talley, 26, of Buffalo, has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to 40 months in prison and three years supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard ...

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Cuomo announces prison closures

Seven New York state prisons will be closed as part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s pledge to consolidate the state’s correctional facilities based on a declining inmate population. Communities affected by the closures will be able to request economic development ...

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Early release possible for offenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thousands of federal prisoners locked up for offenses involving crack cocaine will be eligible for early release after a vote Thursday by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Congress passed a law last year substantially lowering recommended sentences for people convicted of crack cocaine crimes ...

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Rapist in prison turns down heart transplant

The sister of a New York state prison inmate serving time for raping a 12-year-old female relative in 1996 says her brother has turned down a heart transplant. Kenneth Pike was flown from Coxsackie prison to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester ...

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